Not talking at age 2
Ev - posted on 09/08/2013
While I agree with you other ladies, I also do no from experience that some kids do develop slower than others and that is also normal. My son said one word here and there at two but did not use two and three digit sentences until he was three. Some kids learn quicker and others do not, some are quiet for the longest time and others are not. By all means check with a doctor and see but a lot of times, it is just where your child is developmentally.
Dove - posted on 09/07/2013
If he says a word every once in a while I'd keep an eye on it and give it a few months. His language could explode soon. You should also talk to his doctor though (if you haven't already) cuz I'd rather be proactive with speech concerns and find out you don't need to worry vs. JUST waiting and finding out you should have sought intervention earlier.
Ana - posted on 09/07/2013
Have you taken him to his 24month well baby appt and talked with his dr?
By the way I love his name. I have 2 girls Arielle and Aminah. I love "A" names.
And some kids are not talkative, I sure was, but my little brother wasn't until he was like 5. He was normal, but just quiet.
If Dr. says he's ok, then I would just try out some things with him.
Put cookies or something he wants to eat out where he can see it,
then see if he ask you for it by name, but never offer it to him, just see what he does..
This should make him talk cry or point, he will communicate, but if you want him to talk to get it, point to it and tell him what it is, if he says the word, just like you did give it to him. It shows him that he has to tell you words to get things which makes him talk more.
I've done this with a couple of little boys,. kids listen to words, they know what they are, especially by the age of 2. IF they didn't hear it in a cartoon, they heard it on the radio or at daycare, but they know words. Just help him use the words...
Ev - posted on 09/07/2013
That is the thing, he is two years old. He is not going to automatically start spouting out sentences like second nature. He is still learning language skills and how to say it. It takes time for a child to develop the motor skills that go with the speaking skills. Give it time.
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